Every year, the return of students to South Hill is a cause for celebration for the IC community. This August marked the first time many students were able to take part in an in-person campus experience. The annual Fall Welcome initiative run by the Office of New Student and Transition Programs, made sure that the arrival of students for the fall 2021 semester was met with fanfare.
Running through September 5, Fall Welcome consists of dozens of fun and informative events designed to acclimate students to campus. After last year’s incoming students were unable to take part in a traditional campus welcome and orientation, New Student and Transition Programs sent out a survey in May 2021 asking for feedback and suggestions on the events those students would like to see at the beginning of this semester. This year’s Fall Welcome is the culmination of those survey results, along with the work of the faculty, students, and staff on the Fall Welcome and First Bomber Weekend committees.